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I signed a lease last week to rent a house in Green Bay WI. The rental agreement was to begin on Feb 1. When we signed the lease, we told the landlord that we would be moving in gradually over the next 6 weeks because we are already in a home and didnt want to be in a rush to move things. We went to the home to drop some things off on Feb 1st, but there were contractors still finishing the upstairs bedroom floors. They ran into some problems and had to start the job over again. It is the 5th now and they are still there finishing up today(hopefully). My wife talked to the landlord yesterday about prorating the rent because the house is unlivable with contractors and there mess all throughout the house. The landlord told us that he will not give us any rent back, because he is doing us a favor by fixing the floors for us. We also have not gotten a checklist of what was wrong with the house or anything saying that the house is free of lead paint. The house is VERY old, so the lead paint might be an issue. I am under the understanding that we have only 7 days to report anything wrong with the house so that we wont be liable for anything damaged before our move in date when we move out. Also, the contractors have the heat cranked way up and have windows open upstairs to ventilate the fumes from whatever they are doing. The WPS bill is already in our name and i dont think we should have to pay it, but again, the landlord says "it wont be that much" and for us to just pay it. I like the house and dont want to cause problems with the landlord, but i feel like he is TOTALLY in the wrong here. Should i be compensated for rent for the days that the home is unlivable? Should the WPS bill be my responsibility? How much time do i have to report any damages in the home so that i wont be liable? How can i talk to the landlord about these matters without causing problems?  I appreciate anybody that took the time to read and respond..THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!

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personally as a LL I would prorate the rent also pay most of WPS bill.
maybe, if you talk to LL, to have him pay WPS

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in Oshkosh,wi.  I would prorate. pay part of WPS if needed

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This is from 2013. You responded back in 2015. Now you revive the dead again. Please, let dead threads stay dead.
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